For Immediate Release October 12, 2016
Mayor Scott Names October ‘Manufacturing Month’ in Corona
Corona, CA – Mayor Jason Scott issued a Proclamation on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 making October ‘Manufacturing Month,’ and October 7th ‘Manufacturing Day’ in Corona.
“This Proclamation will help bring awareness to the hundreds of manufacturers we have in Corona,” said Mayor Scott. “We are proud to have them here and we will continue to encourage their growth in our community.”
Manufacturing Day, which officially occurs both locally and globally on the first Friday in October, is a celebration of modern manufacturing and addresses common misperceptions. Despite the myth that manufacturing is dying in California, Corona boasts more than 500 manufacturers and its industrial parks are running at full capacity with just less than a 2% vacancy rate.
According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the total output from manufacturing in California in 2014 was more than $255 billion, equating to more than 1.2 million jobs.
Team Corona, the City’s Economic Development Department, has been working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration to encourage and expand exporting to the local manufacturing businesses. The Team has also been working closely with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC), a manufacturing retention organization, for the same purpose.
“Encouraging our local manufacturers to export is extremely important,” said Fred Latuperissa, Director of the US Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration. “The ‘Made in California’ brand is well-recognized in the global market and helps to expand sales, therefore creating more local jobs.”
About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding The City of Corona visit www.DiscoverCorona.com.
Economic Development Manager